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Specimen numbers are hyperlinked to records in the Consortium of California Herbaria data view where possible. Taxa are hyperlinked to entries in the Jepson Interchange via the "[Online Interchange]" link.
Shrub, generally ± stellate-hairy. Leaf: petioled, stipuled, deciduous, ovate to ± round, generally palmately 3–7-lobed, crenate to serrate. Inflorescence: umbel-like cluster, bracted; pedicel bractlets generally 0. Flower: hypanthium bell-shaped, bractlets 0; sepals persistent; petals rounded, white or pale pink; stamens 20–40, exserted; pistils 1–5, fused at base (if 3–5, fused below middle), ovary superior, style thread-like, stigma head-like. Fruit: follicles, inflated or ± flat, dehiscent along both sutures. Seed: 1–4, ovoid; coat hard, shiny.
± 6 species: North America, Asia. (Greek: bladdery fruit)
1. Leaf blade of flower branches 5–20 mm, petiole 3–10 mm; pistil generally 1; fruit ± flat laterally, ± = hypanthium; White and Inyo Mountains, n Desert Mountains ..... P. alternans
1' Leaf blade of flower branches 22–85 mm, petiole 7–30 mm; pistils 3–5, fused at base; fruit inflated, >> hypanthium; California Floristic Province (except Great Central Valley) ..... P. capitatus
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) [year] Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html [accessed on month, day, year]
Citation for an individual treatment: [Author of taxon treatment] [year]. [Taxon name] in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, [URL for treatment]. Accessed on [month, day, year].
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